Ontario’s High Water – Part 2: Legal Implications
In this continuation of my June blog on Ontario’s High Water, we will look at the legal implications of the inundation of water that parts of Ontario are expected to endure over the coming years. For the last number of...Read More
The Sellers Say They Won’t Close: Will the Courts Make Them?
Rising real estate prices create incentives for sellers to try to get the most out of their agreements. The hot markets in most of Ontario since the initial pandemic restrictions were loosened are no exception, and we have seen an...Read More
Suffered a financial loss and want to sue? You have the duty to mitigate.
When you suffer a financial loss that gives rise to a claim, there is an obligation on you to try and minimize your losses. This is referred to as the duty to mitigate. A common question is, does the duty...Read More
Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure in Ontario
As of January 1, 2020, new rules are in place in Ontario regarding court procedures and the civil litigation process. Overall, these changes aim to increase access to the justice system for claimants with limited resources. Limited time, knowledge or...Read More
Two appeal decisions spotlight plight of self-represented litigants
Lawyers are all too familiar with the increasing trend of parties representing themselves in court and the problems that this situation presents to their clients, to the self-represented litigants (SRLs) themselves and to the court. Two recent Court of Appeal...Read More
Air Travel and Passenger Rights in Canada
Did you know that new protections have been put into place for air travellers in Canada? As of July 15, 2019, air travellers who purchase a ticket will be entitled to certain rights that they previously did not have access...Read More
Child Injured at School – Who is Liable?
With kids now going back to school, it is worth discussing one of the main concerns parents have when another person is in charge of watching their child: who is responsible if there is an accident and your child gets...Read More
Airbnb and Landlords in Ontario
With the growing popularity of Airbnb in Ontario, many landlords have made the decision that they would rather use their units as Airbnb rentals rather than trying to find long term tenants. Since traditional tenant agreements are no longer the...Read More
Parental Waivers for Children’s Activities – Are they valid?
We've all seen variations of parental waivers for children's activities before. Parents are often asked to sign these prior to sending their kids off to sports camp, summer camp, and other activities that may involve the potential for physical injuries....Read More
Rising Environmental Compliance Costs – Roxie Graystone interviewed for Ottawa Construction News
"Are general contractors, skilled trades and suppliers in Ottawa aware of the legal risks and challenges of currently evolving environmental issues and legislation?" Construction and environmental lawyer Roxie Graystone spoke with Ottawa Construction News this month regarding climate-related regulatory compliance...Read More